COVID-19 testing on campus is now available to family members in your household

Monday, November 9, 2020

This message was originally sent to students and employees by president and vice-chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur.


  • COVID-19 testing is now available on campus to family members living in the same household as University students, employees and postdocs.
  • Remember to get your flu shots.

I’m pleased to share that the campus COVID-19 Testing Assessment Centre at Health Services is now also open to family members of all University of Waterloo students, employees, and postdocs. Family members must be living at the same household/residential address. 

Many in our campus community have expressed the need for this service to be extended, so I am very pleased that groups across campus have worked to make this important step in our COVID-19 response possible.

How to make an appointment

COVID-19 testing is by appointment only. You do not need a doctor’s referral to get tested.

To make an appointment:

  • Complete this online COVID-19 Assessment Registration Form
  • Once registered online, you will be contacted with an appointment date and time. Appointment times will be from Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

You can learn more about COVID-19 testing on the Health Services website.

Flu vaccinations

With winter on its way, it is important to get vaccinated for the flu before the seasonal outbreak, especially if you fall into a high-risk category. 

Flu shots are available through Health Services to students and employees by appointment only. To book an appointment, call 519-888-4096.

I know that you are all working extremely hard, and the colder weather and shorter days can be isolating, especially as the pandemic continues on. Help is available if you need it. 

Please remember to take care of yourselves and each other as we head into the winter months.